Tropical Torpedo Tropical IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Tropical Torpedo Tropical IPATropical Torpedo Tropical IPA
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3.87/5
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989 Ratings
Tropical Torpedo Tropical IPATropical Torpedo Tropical IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Inspired by island life, we created an IPA completely disconnected from the mainland. We used our one-of-a-kind Hop Torpedo to deliver an intense rush of hop flavor and the lush aromas of mango, papaya, and passionfruit with every sip. Enjoy our tropical twist on the American IPA.

Added by kell50 on 10-05-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,018
Reviews:
283
Ratings:
989
pDev:
9.04%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
273
Trade:
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Ratings: 989 |  Reviews: 283
Photo of Swoosl
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of safaricook
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmrealestate94
2.57/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not really my style. When I got it, I was expecting super hoppy and it to smell like fruit... It smells like a cigarette and a coors lite had a baby. The initial taste is good but I don't care for the aftertaste. I have never really been a big fan of Sierra Nevada so I should have known better but I wanted to try it. It's not a bad beer but I probably will not be buying it again.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tgdavis
3.11/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of npachl
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WJL2112
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased a single at Publix in SC. Very nice. Looks very nice in a chilled glass. Head dissipates quickly; leaves a bit of lace. Very nice fruity aroma, but not overpowering in smell or taste. Not too sweet either. Finishes with a nice SN bitterness. Nice feel, as expected for SN. A very good tasting, quality beer overall; for summer time, especially after a hot day at the beach!

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Photo of clayrock81
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a cloudy orange body with decent head and lace sheath down glass. Aroma is less tropical and more grainy, bitter hoppiness. Dry, earthy, herbal and bitter with decent balance from a mild tropical sweetness and clean finish.

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Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ccryder
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PMakowski
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 Oz Bottle poured into a glass
Look - light amber slightly hazy and a big foam head slow to fade. Lots of lacing on glass.
Smell - very tropical, fruits like mango, pineapple, kiwi, orange. Similar aroma to fruit punch.
Taste - More bitter than the aroma but that's not a bad thing, i didn't want it to taste like a fruity soda. It is close to the regular Torpedo IPA just different flavors and somewhat lighter overall in alcohol and calories. Medium body for the style. Lots of malt in the finish.

Overall, i like the taste that the Hop Torpedo gives the beer. It really allows the resinous hop flavors to get deep into the beer. It's not too fruity but it has enough there to make it feel like I am at a nice sunny beach. If you don't like sweet tropical fruit, don't bother with this.
Give this beer an A-

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Photo of depechemode1983
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Orange amber in color with a slight haze. The head is off-white and somewhat dense. Retention is lasting.

As described this IPA definitely leans towards the tropical side. I'm getting orange, grapefruit, pineapple and some lemon. Lots of citrus fruit in the nose. It all melds well together and is not overly bitter.

Very bitter through and through. Not much sweetness at all. I would say mostly grapefruit. Simple yet tasty.

Great mouthfeel. Light. Maybe approaching medium. Carbonation is crisp and refreshing. As little sweetness as it has its surprisingly not dry at all.

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Photo of bongobeer
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Smhill
3.29/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EMH73
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I really expected more from this beer. I expected Torpedo with a blast of tropical fruit. Yes there are some flavors of mango, pineapple, papaya and peach but they are rather muted and disappointing. Another example where the original iteration is better than the variant.

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Photo of Bigskyjim
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love it; need to remember this is torpedo IPA, no way the tropical is going to overrun the hops; great combo for me!

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Photo of probert
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Golden filtered with lots of sparkling carbonation. Topped with 3 fingers of off white head.

Smells of skunk cabbage, tropical fruits like jackfruit and pineapple, peaches, and dank, earthy, herbal hops.

The taste follows the nose and is fresh with peaches, and a very pleasant palate.

Medium, smooth body with a dry and tannic finish. Medium to low carbonation.

Got this at the gas station across from Motel 6 in Redding, our first night here, August 1st, 2018. Excellent taste and feel.

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Photo of tearsofmccown
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of izraelc
3.2/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not impressed. When I buy a beer that says tropical I want tropical. I want a toucan wearing a grass skirt and a coconut bra to fly out of the bottle when I open it. That didn't happen. Its a nice IPA but the tropical part falls very short. You get a strong swell of hops followed by a weak tropical fruit finish. Can't we do better than this?

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Photo of TheElectricOne
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bwag
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LostHighway
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjones5045
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Tropical Torpedo Tropical IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 989 ratings